ONCE A YEAR 1970s BRITISH FOLKLORE
1970s archive Pace Egging Play folklore Easter England
Midgley Pace Egg Play Hebden Bridge, Yorkshire. England. 1970s. Children of Calder Valley High School who annually perform the traditional Easter Pace Egg Mumming play. 1972.
There are several theories to the word ‘Pace’, it is possibly derived from the Latin pascha, literally meaning Easter, or the Hebrew word for Passover. Or alternatively it may simply be a dialect form of the word "peace".
The Pace Egg Play is a traditional village Mumming play...